A Special Easter Read
The “Back to the Land” movement emerges quietly, as individuals, couples, and small groups forsake large cities and suburbs to make new, less complicated lives in the countryside. From Vermont to Southern Appalachia, in the Upper Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, these “neonatives” acquire farmland and forested acres at bargain prices, compared to the metro areas they leave behind. Their quest occurs in a confluence of progressive politics, disillusionment with corporate America, newfound environmental awareness, and personal fulfillment.
The New York Times documents the phenomenon: “The movement is deeply antagonistic to the American economic system, whose adherents it sees as controlled by unbridled corporate power, corrupted with surfeit and crazed by an impulse to consume and throw away more and more, faster and faster.”
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